Law: Durkin v. Drama

Every week since January 1936 Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. has been advertising Palmolive shaving creams with a Wednesday night coast-to-coast radio melodrama called "Gang-busters." Produced by smart young Benton & Bowles advertising agency, which claims 20,000,000 listeners for the program, "Gangbusters" dramatizes actual criminal careers. The killing of Dillinger Gangster Homer Van Meter was the subject of one hair-raising episode, but "Gangbusters" has not confined itself to dead lawbreakers. The dramatization of the capture of Massachusetts' murdering Millen Brothers was broadcast prior to their electrocution and many a live but lesser robber, forger and...

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